Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fruit Bliss

The latest product I was able to try was dried fruit from Fruit Bliss.  Fruit Bliss was founded on the basic principle of all natural, pure, and healthy snacking.  I love these products, especially the "on-the-go" size which were so convenient to take with me on the run and to keep at my desk for an afternoon snack.  Fruit Bliss has figs, plums, apricots, dates, and a fruit medley.  I love dried fruit, and I especially loved these.  They are soft dried, preservative free, and have no added sugar, making them an on the go snack I can feel good about.  Thanks Fruit Bliss!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

tummy drops

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Have I mentioned how much I love trying new products?  I was recently approached about trying tummy drops from Enternal Health.  When the package arrived with ginger and peppermint drops I tried them both immediately and liked them.  They are kind of like cough drops but designed to help with upset stomachs.

Ginger tummy drops are meant to help with motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea, and general upset stomachs.  The peppermint drops are designed to help with cramps, bloating, nausea, and upset stomachs.  The ingredients are all natural, gluten free, kosher, fat free, and each drop only has 10 calories and 2 grams of sugar. They also taste great.

I was interested in seeing if they actually work but hadn't had a stomach ache since receiving them a few weeks ago.  My mom was in town visiting last weekend and she randomly said she was feeling nauseous.  I promptly told her about the tummy drops I had received and she opted to try the ginger.  Not only did she like it, but she said it actually helped.  When the nausea came back a few hours later she popped another one and was good.  I now keep some in my purse in case I, or someone I know, has a stomach ache, or if I need a little treat.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sweet Christine's Bakery

Awhile back I received a box of samples from Sweet Christine's Bakery in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Summer is the crazy busy season at my job so I am quite late on writing this post.  In fact, things have been so busy that I haven't even been able to try everything I was sent!  In early August Sweet Christine's sent me: a loaf of bread, a baguette, 6 small pizza crusts, a cookie, and a brownie.  The day I received the package I immediately opened and shared the cookie and brownie with my stressed co-workers.  The brownie was good and as I sit here writing this I wish I had another (ignore the fact that it's 9 am).  The cookie had the taste and consistency of what I remember Chips Ahoy cookies tasting like, which isn't my preferred cookie, but for a prepackaged cookie is pretty good.

I must say I don't love the bread.  It is a bit sweeter than I like.  I haven't tried the baguette yet but it looks great and I'm keeping it in my freezer until I cook something worthy of serving it with (I'm imagining lasagna).  The pizza crusts are interesting because it says you can use them as pizza crusts, or as wraps or quesadillas.  It suggests to use a pizza stone or right on the oven rack versus on a baking sheet.  I don't have a pizza stone and I was weary of cooking them right on the rack so I opted not to try them as pizza crusts.  First I tried them as soft taco wrappers which didn't work so well, but as quesadillas I really liked them.  I don't think I've had any quesadillas since going gluten free and these were great.

Sweet Christine's has a storefront in Kennett Square, but after doing some research on their website they do so much more.  They are partnering with schools, colleges, and stadiums to get gluten free products available in places they traditionally aren't, which I think is great.